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  • As Mayor Ed Pawlowski ponders a U.S. Senate campaign, slim challenger field awaits Pat Toomey

    As Mayor Ed Pawlowski ponders a U.S. Senate campaign, slim challenger field awaits Pat Toomey
    Democrat Joe Sestak left Philadelphia in early March on a trek across Pennsylvania after announcing his desire for a rematch against Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey. When he reached the Ohio state line four weeks and 422 miles later, Sestak still was...
  • Senators should discuss foreign policy, not send letters

    U.S. Sen. John McCain acknowledged his error when he told Fox News, "Maybe that wasn't exactly the way to do that." He was referring to the letter he and 46 other Republican Senators signed and sent to Iran's leaders in an attempt to frighten the Iranians...
  • White House says GOP budgets would hurt Pennsylvanians

    — Pennsylvanians who benefit from food stamps, Pell grants, housing assistance and many other federal programs would suffer under Republican budget plans poised for votes this week, the White House said Tuesday. Republicans defend their party's...
  • Senators' letter to Iran can derail U.S. foreign policy initiatives

    Senators' letter to Iran can derail U.S. foreign policy initiatives
    I was shocked when I heard that 47 Republican senators, including our own Sen. Pat Toomey, had signed an open letter to Iranian leaders. This attempt to sabotage American foreign policy threatens to derail any diplomatic deal negotiated by the United...
  • Sestak ends journey across state as part of U.S. Senate bid

    Sestak ends journey across state as part of U.S. Senate bid
    OHIOVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Ending a 422-mile walk across Pennsylvania, former Congressman Joe Sestak said Saturday he hoped the trek will ease what he called the country's biggest shortfall — the "trust deficit" between politicians and the people...
  • Toomey among GOP senators supporting paid leave amendment

    Toomey among GOP senators supporting paid leave amendment
    Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey was among a handful of Republicans who helped give a surprisingly strong show of support Thursday to a proposal allowing workers to earn up to seven days of paid leave. Toomey was initially a “no” vote on the...
  • U.S. House approves long-term fix for Medicare payments to doctors

    U.S. House approves long-term fix for Medicare payments to doctors
    — For the 28,000 Pennsylvania doctors who treat Medicare patients, Thursday's vote by the U.S. House of Representatives brought a sigh of relief. The overwhelmingly bipartisan proposal would end a series of financial cliffs for the health care...
  • ACLU files suit against NSA 'Upstream' surveillance

    ACLU files suit against NSA 'Upstream' surveillance
    The publishers of Wikipedia and several rights groups became the latest plaintiffs to challenge the National Security Agency's surveillance programs in court, alleging that the Fort Meade-based organization conducts "mass Internet spying" on Americans'...
  • Republican budgets would nix medical device tax

    Republican budgets would nix medical device tax
    The congressional effort to repeal the medical device tax could see its first test of support this session as Republicans begin work on their budget resolutions. The Senate budget plan outlined on Wednesday would repeal the device tax, which was imposed...
  • Barletta bill exempting volunteer firefighters from Obamacare mandate heads back to Senate

    — Republican Pennsylvania congressman Lou Barletta is hoping that the third time is the charm for a bill that cleared the U.S. House on Tuesday. His legislation to ensure that volunteer firefighters are not counted as full-time employees under...
  • Republicans' letter to Iran leaders 'disgraceful'

    Republicans' letter to Iran leaders 'disgraceful'
    The letter sent to Iran and signed by 47 Republican U.S. senators, including Pat Toomey, may not be treason or a violation of the Logan Act, but it was a disgraceful and ignorant action. The president and our allies are attempting to negotiate an...